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Stephanie's Muhammara Spread and Dip


A delicious Middle Eastern dip or spread, high in omegas 3 and 6. Enjoy it as a veggie dip or on flat breads or crackers.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Snack
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground, roasted (can substitute ground coriander seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons concentrated pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (or less) to desired consistency
  • 2-4 cloves garlic (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Roast red peppers either on a skillet or in a 400F degree oven until skin is easily removed. Cool & remove core, seeds and skin.
  2. Place garlic in food processor and process until finely ground, scraping sides as necessary.
  3. Place all ingredients except olive oil in food processor with the garlic.
  4. Process until a smooth paste develops.
  5. With processor running add olive oil until the desired consistency is achieved.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Pepper (Sweet/Red/All Varietie...2 ,3 A N A A B N B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Pomegranate3 N N A A A A N B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 09, 2009 at 01:06 PM By: Diana
    • Revised Jan 09, 2009 at 04:05 PM By: Drea